Pakistan Joins Effort To Gather 8 Million Signatures On Petition Urging For Worldwide Ban Of Testing On Animals; How You Can Help!

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An aggressive push to stop testing on animals once and for all needs extra muscle.

In an effort to help The Body Shop® and Cruelty-Free International collect eight million signatures on a petition urging for the end of this horrific and unnecessary practice, the Pakistan Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is requesting assistance in gaining 250,000 signatures by August 20th, but it needs help.

“Want to be part of a global campaign to end the use of animals in cosmetics testing?” the organization posted on its Facebook page. “These signatures will represent our country in calling upon the United Nations to adopt an international convention that will end animal testing for cosmetics products and ingredients everywhere and forever.”

Everyday items like lotions, shampoos, mouthwash, makeup, detergents, glues, artificial sweeteners, bug sprays, and cleaning supplies are among the many chemicals tested on the eyes, skins, and digestive systems of animals. Rabbits and beagles are among the many animals routinely subjected to toxicity tests for the notorious “lethal dose” rating on household products. This involves dripping the chemical in their eyes to see how long it takes to burn their corneas, or forcing them to swallow large amounts to determine the dose that causes death. Pain relief is rarely provided and the animals are killed at the end of the experiments.

As noted by the organizations, 80% of all countries do not have any laws against animal testing. Around 500,000 animals are harmed or killed in tests for cosmetics purposes every year. Just one ingredient in a product can result in the death of 1,400 animals.

In 2013, the European Union banned the sale of cosmetics tested on animals. India, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, and Turkey have similar bans, but there is still work to be done.

The Body Shop® is the first global cosmetics company to be #ForeverAgainstAnimalTesting. Help fight for a world where there is #BeautyWithoutCruelty. Every signature counts!

Everyone Around The World Can And Should Sign The Petition Urging The UN To End Testing On Animals HERE! 

You can help all animals and our planet by choosing compassion on your plate and in your glass. #GoVeg

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